C REACTIVE PROTEIN BLOOD (CRP)
: CRP, Inflammatory CRP
: Particle Enhanced Turbidimetric
: 0-14 days: 0.3-6.1 mg/L; 15 days - <15 years: 0.1-1 mg/L; 15 years - <19 years: 0.1-1.7 mg/L; 19 years-150 years: 0-5 mg/L
: Light green PST (Lithium Heparin with gel) tube - 4.5 mL
: 2 light green top microtainers
: 2 mL plasma
: 0.5 mL plasma
: Separate within one hour and store at 2-8C until delivery
: < 3 days at 4C; 6 months at -20C
Reasons for Rejection
: Hemolysis, improper collection
: STAT: 1 hour; ROUTINE: 2 hours after receiving in lab
: Clinical action level >10 mg/L, reference: Benitz et al. Pediatrics 1998:102(4); e41
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